Trail report - Mio and Bull Gap, MI
Posted April 21, 2003 - 03:03 PM
All in all good riding especially for the first ride of the year. Mio loop is 23 miles and Bull Gap "A" was 45. Hunt Creek could add about 37 more to to the Mio. There is also the Meadows loops really close to Bull Gap (on the west side of 33) but we did not ride them, east loop is 17 miles and west loop is 24 miles.
Posted April 21, 2003 - 04:22 PM
Thinking is doing the Rites of Spring ride this year, have you ridden that trail? Have been a CCC member for awhile but have not done any rides, maybe we should have a TT meeting there. We rode Kalkaska on Friday, good condition and had the place to ourselves. The small tree limbs that have fallen on the trail sure get slippery during the winter. Even the small ones you normally just run over would kick the tire out a bit. First woods ride of the year, sure was fun.
Posted April 22, 2003 - 05:39 AM
If you go just post here on the site and maybe we can hook up. I will post next week on the boards to see who is attending.
Posted April 22, 2003 - 06:57 AM
Where are these trails you're referring to....and about how far of a drive are they from Minneapolis?
Just curious...moving to MN next week...and always looking for trail options. Dont know anything about the area (MN or Michigan for that matter), so I'm definitely a fish out of water.
Also, if they're pretty far away, any trail recommendations closer to Minneapolis would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
Posted April 22, 2003 - 03:48 PM
Michigan has over 3000 miles of trails and also the Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail (MCCCT) which is the longest, continuous, permanently marked trail and over 700 miles long. For those of us in the lower portion of the state it takes about 2-3 hours to get to any trail riding but well worth it and makes excellent overnight trips. If you are in to long rides check out the Six Days of Michigan on the CCC website www.cycleconservationclub.org. I think it was Wrooster from the 250F forum who had an excellent write up on this and he came from out of state to attend.
I know that from Crookston, MN to Jackson, MI it takes about 14 hours or so and then about another 2 to get anywhere to ride. There are probably trails closer in MI but my only frame of reference is from Crookston to Jackson as my step-brother-in-law drives this back home to MI.